Eating with Eric Podcast

Episode 7: Alan Richman, America’s Most Decorated Food Writer

Hillside native Richman, winner of a record 16 James Beard awards for food writing, looks back on the beloved Jersey food haunts of his youth.

Alan Richman waxes nostalgic over the Weequahic Diner in Newark, the Atlantic City Boardwalk, replete with Kohr’s Custard, James Salt Water Taffy (except molasses mint) and the iconic Planter’s Mr. Peanut. Richman, whose first job was sportswriter for the Philadelphia Daily Bulletin, laments the state of the iconic Philly cheesesteak, though he can’t help still loving them.

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